According to Syracuse.com's Dave Rahme, Syracuse may be bringing in East Los Angeles College's Christopher Clark on scholarship to bolster the receiving corps. Clark is not currently listed on the roster or the athletic directory, and as the ever-slowly-developing (or, you know, not developing) Quinta Funderburk saga has taught us, you can never be too sure about mysterious transfers.
Clark is not a big receiver by any means, he's listed at 6', 175 lbs, but he seems to have some legitimate big play ability, something the Orange severely lacked last season. Clark caught 31 passes for over 600 yards and hauled in 11 touchdowns, helping ELAC to an 8-3 record.
Clark's skill set should fit into Syracuse offense fairly well, if he does make it to campus in time for camp, which Rahme says is currently the plan. Syracuse's best returning receiver Alec Lemon is more of a possession type, and while I believe that Marcus Sales will look more like Pinstripe Bowl Marcus Sales and less like disenfranchised, dogging it in practice Marcus Sales, he hasn't played football in a long time, so he may take some time to round into form. Van Chew was Syracuse's best game-changer at receiver when healthy, but he has graduated, so a player to Clark can fill that role. Expect for him to compete with Jeremiah Kobena, Keenan Hale and others for playing time.
Check out some highlights below, or see his full profile at Hudl.
Christopher Clark #21 WR East Los Angeles College (via ibjonathan)